SiliconValleyCAN is a compassionate action network of organizations and neighbors supporting Silicon Valley/South Bay region partnerships to strengthen community resilience. The Network is an initiative of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC).

Our first network focus in 2019 was a Compassion Games outreach campaign to End Homelessness. partnering with regional leaders to end Homelessness during the Compassion Games. From 2020-2022,  we participated in projects like the Faith Leaders Black Lives Matter March, Compassionate California, and SiVIC’s annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial. In 2023, we are piloting a new Community Resilience Leadership program to catalyze regional resilience partnerships and programs.

Our strategic vision is to accelerate Silicon Valley leadership skills in compassion and collaboration to strengthen heart, meaning, and a sense of community within this historic Valley of Heart’s Delight and the homeland of the Ohlone peoples.


Compassion is the global ethic of caring behavior. There are countless people caring for others in Silicon Valley, but many neighbors need more care. Despite Santa Clara County’s 67,000 millionaires and billionaires, over 7,500 people have nowhere to live! Technology company expansion is displacing whole neighborhoods. One in ten people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties receive food from our regional Second Harvest Food Bank.

We need more compassion right now.

We need to work together. Leaders across all sectors are recognizing that complex social issues can only be solved through multistakeholder collaboration. Silicon Valley can leverage its powerful leadership and technology skills to develop solutions and tools to increase wellbeing within the region and beyond.